It is Great to be a Rotarian! What a WONDERFUL Year that YOU Created to BENEFIT OTHERS! How Proud and Grateful I am for What You Have Helped to Accomplish During this Very Successful and Fun Year! A HUGE THANK YOU for Another Outstanding Rotary Year of Service to Others!  
Thank you so very much for your support and friendship through my Rotary Presidency!  My HOPE is that you will continue to feel the excitement that ‘service to others’ brings, experience the laughter that good friendships inspire, and share the gift of membership with others who have big hearts for active service to others!  
Congratulations to Rotarians of the Year, Heather and Cole! Your service, loyalty and devotion to the ideals of Rotary are deeply appreciated!
July 1 starts the new Rotary Year! Best wishes to Susan and the New Rotary Board Members for a Year of Great Collaboration, Leadership, Service, and Friendships! 
Here is Our 2020-2021 Rotary Club of Houghton Lake “Year in Review” (Please remember we did all this in a Pandemic!):
Club Programs & Celebrations:
Many Weekly Educational Speaker Presentations
District Governor Jon Catlin Visit & Club Officer and Director Induction Ceremony
7 New Member Inductions
3 Paul Harris Fellows
Club Modifications:
Improved Social Media Recognition 
Safety Protocol Implementation  
Buccilli’s Menus for Meals
Virtual Meeting Option Utilized for All Meetings
Club Assembly & Member Education:
Weekly Rotary Moments 
Facebook Education 
Rotary Foundation Education  
Vaccination Education 
Car Show Sponsorship-Member Assist
Election of Officers & Directors
Club Fundraisers:
August Facebook Auction
Car Cruise 
Corn Hole Tournament 
Christmas Live Sale on Facebook
Online Service Auction 
Social Events:
’Fun Nite Golf Outing’ at the Fox
’Friends Meet’ at the Back Door
‘Christmas Social Hour’ on Zoom
‘Club Social’ at the Frog Tiki
Service Events:
Literacy Speaker Book Donation Program-Books donated to Public Library in Honor of Speakers
Highway Trash Clean-ups (Multiple)
‘Restore the Store’ at the Historical Village 
‘Stuff the Bus School Supply Collection’ at Walmart
‘Packing Food Baskets’ at Roscommon Food Pantry
Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner ‘Meal Delivery’ 
Shop with a Hero ‘Assist’ at Walmart
Special Youth Support Offerings:
•Rotary Interact Club-individual member support of returnable cans/bottles for local and international projects
•Scholarship Program-provided scholarships to 5 local scholars from Club Funds & Club’s RCCF Memorial Endowment Fund
•Life Leadership Conference-funded 9 students to attend virtual conference
Club International Funding Project:
Polio Plus 
Club Local Specialty Fund Project
Winter Safe Highway Passages on M-55 
Club Local Grant Program: $12,000 donated
Mid-Michigan Honor Flight 2020 (in Sept. due to Covid Cancellation in June)
Shop with a Hero
Superhero September
Act Now Kids Helping Kids
Northern Michigan Children’s Assessment Center
Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner
Sheriff Present Patrol
UPS Charities Coats for Kids
Artesia Youth Park Auto/Small Engine Program
Illuminated Healing
Collins Backpack Food Program
Roscommon County Veterans Affairs-Family Enrichment Programs 
Rusty Nuts Car Club-Special Olympics
Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve- Educational Building Roof 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes
Mid-Michigan Honor Flight 2021
2020 Emergency District Relief Grant
Funds for Roscommon County Food Pantry
District 2019-2020 District Matching Grant Project Dedication: 
Celebration of Sullivan Beach Improvement Project of ADA Equipment and Accessibility Enhancements
District 2020-2021 District Matching Grant Project: 
$7000 donated through Collaborative Dolly Parton Imagination Library Grant Project with Rotary Club of Roscommon
Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF)-Club Endowment Funding:
Thomas McNamara Memorial to Club’s Park & Recreation Fund
Giving Tuesday $1000 Match Collection Fund to benefit several funds at RCCF
Interest Earned to Support 2021 Scholarship Program and Future Club Projects 
Special Recognition Celebrations:
Renaming of Park & Recreation Fund to Honor Past Rotarian Thomas McNamara 
Honor Recognition of Event Key Members and Club Committees
Club Member Unsung Hero Recognition 
2020-2021 Board Service Recognition
2020-2021 Rotarian of the Year Recognition 
2021-2022 President and Board Induction 
Celebrate the Rotary Interact Club’s Accomplishments for 2020-2021:
•Election and Induction of 2020-2021 Officers and Directors
•Assist on Stuff the Bus School Collection Project with Rotary Clubs at Walmart
•Can\Bottle Drive at Walmart
•Leaf Rake Service Event
•Polio Plus $100 Donation
•Leaf Rake Fundraising Event
•Kids Helping Kids Christmas $300 Donated
•Kids Helping Kids Christmas Shop & Wrap Volunteer Event 
•Shop with a Hero Assist
•Christmas Care Cards Handmade for Kings Nursing Residents
•Coats for Kids Event- $270 in New Winter Outerwear Purchased & Donated
•Valentine Cards Handmade & Presented to Veterans
•Community Can/Bottle Collection Fundraiser
•2021-2022 Membership Drive for Freshmen 
•Election of 2021-2022 Officers and Directors
•Artwork Competition for 2022 Challenge Coin
YOUR SERVICE INSPIRES OTHERS TO SERVE- please keep being the role model of “service to others” for the betterment of humankind in our community and those throughout Our World!
In Gratitude and Friendship,